Friday, November 13, 2009

Leaf Raking Party

I love all the beautiful colors of fall leaves. I never tire of the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. However, that being said.....raking an acre of them does get a bit tiresome! LOL The girls and I have learned over the years to just split up the property into sections and tackle it that way. This year we were blessed by our wonderful friends from Olson's Merchantile. They all came over and helped! I was so impressed by all our hard working children. We did almost the entire front yard in about two hours! That's a new record! Some of us raked, and some filled up the trash cans and dragged them to the back corner of our lot where we made a HUGE Gargantuan pile! Here are all the kids afterwards playing in the pile. A person could get lost in there!
And of course, no leaf raking party would be complete without a leaf throwing fight!
This would be my nice freshly raked front yard. Yeah! Thank you to our special friends!! We appreciate all your help and hard work!
I wonder if we'll have the energy to do the backyard tomorrow?? It's supposed to be 55 degrees and sunny. Beautiful day to be outside!